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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 68,883 People

    I'm a closeted bi, I want someone to talk to

    about this... It makes me so depressed.. Anyone?
    katherinee14 katherinee14 16-17, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    TheMadHatterWasHere TheMadHatterWasHere 18-21, F 4 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 16 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 27 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    Damn.. It's got worse recently.

    I don't even laugh anymore. I'm becoming zombie-ish and numb again..
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 36 mins ago

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 37 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    its early. im on my own.

    im lonely but everyones asleep. please talk to me.
    sukibulb sukibulb 16-17, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Why are you depressed ?

    I want everyone who saw this experience to list all the reasons why theyre depressed... Ill go first, loneliness, how worthless and expandable i could get when it comes to the people i care about the most.. Whats yours ? :)
    TheLeftBehind TheLeftBehind 18-21, M 20 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    This afternoon was the first day in

    so long that I've felt genuinely happy.. I think I'm getting better.. :)
    markinggold markinggold 18-21, F 3 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    Holy **** I give up in ******* life ok ever one

    is leaving me reemnotice relapsing14 every ******* on
    lonely6999 lonely6999 16-17, M 17 hrs ago

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 145 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    I've delt with depression

    since I was in 7th grade. For years I have practiced hiding my depression. When I couldn't take it anymore I became suicidal. My mom found out and took me to counseling after awhile my mom seemed to get aggravated about having to take me. So when she asked if it was helping I...
    ygandulla ygandulla 18-21, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    So...uh i guess its ok to put this here.

    last year, a few days before the holidays my mother found out about my self harm. she called me attention seeking. she wasnt very good to me,didnt feed me properly etc. so in october i tried to end it all. my mother never came up to see if i was ok despite the unusual silence...
    sukibulb sukibulb 16-17, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I can't do a single thing right in school i was

    gone the entire third quarter of the year and I'm back and I can't grasp a single concept sometimes I just want to kill myself
    smitlord smitlord 16-17, M 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 24 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 13

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 80 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    Deppression is my struggle.

    ... My weight ... My insecurities...
    newanorexicgirl newanorexicgirl 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Put my phone on shuffle

    and the first song that comes on is 'Hero' by Skillet..
    TheAmazinglyAwkwardSpiderJoe1 TheAmazinglyAwkwardSpiderJoe1 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    Today is one of those days

    where music can't soothe me, no matter how much I listen to it :/ fml
    TheAmazinglyAwkwardSpiderJoe1 TheAmazinglyAwkwardSpiderJoe1 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    The best advice I've ever gotten about battling

    depression is to fight it. My best friend told me to write positive things about the world and myself on sticky notes and place them around my room. I have sticky notes under my socks in the drawer that talk about how nice clean laundry smell. I have a sticky note on my mirror...
    TickleMeCell TickleMeCell 16-17, T 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    I don't want to die. I want to feel alive again.

    But lately I catch myself thinking "I just want to die" over and over again. I'm always sad and in pain. Except when I'm with my best friend or hanging with my family. But I keep secrets from my family about who I really am. I know what I want for myself would hurt everyone...
    starling156 starling156 18-21, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 56 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    something bad happened to me today

    and I broke down after years of this feeling growing I admitted to my family that I feel suicidal and no one is taking me seriously. I want them to help me but they are in no good position themselves and are too pre occupied their own problems. The reason I didn't go through...
    yasmine98 yasmine98 16-17, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I feel like somedays,

    i feel like can take over the world and then reality hits and back at again feeling sorry for myself for i don't even know exactly.
    lesley2456 lesley2456 18-21, F 11 hrs ago

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    I am not a simple person to understand.

    What you see on the surface is just a facade, masking my true self. The real person trapped inside of me is sitting in the corner of a dark, windowless room with no door to escape from. Sometime he will rear his head, and it's takes every fiber of my being to fight him back. I...
    JonnySlackMallon JonnySlackMallon 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    This video is a wonderful help to explain how

    depression affects all aspects of your life to people who have never had to deal with it. 
    Gentle153 Gentle153 26-30, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    And I feel absolutely awful.

    I just lay in bed crying or feeling like ****. I feel dead inside. I just feel emotionless get I'm sad and hurt. I can't even describe how I feel.. But it's an awful feeling
    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 10 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    Suicide is my daily thought.

    Should I or shouldn't I?
    ClosetedCuriousFreak ClosetedCuriousFreak 13-15, M 4 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    I'm really sick and tired of people telling me

    to change my view, think positive. They make it sound like I can flip a switch and automatically improve every single aspect of my life. It's not easy, I have depression. If I could just flip a switch and be happy and positive don't you think I would have done it already? I've...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 15 Responses May 27, 2014

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    I feel so stupid right now.

    I just got off the phone with my ex best friend, and he FINALLY told me part of why he did what he did to me. Apparently, I was so caught up in my anxiety at that point that I didn't notice his stepfather hurting him. I feel physically sick. How could someone hurt another human...
    KittyCunt KittyCunt 18-21, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    strawberryletter22 strawberryletter22 18-21, F 10 hrs ago

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 57 Responses Jan 18

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